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Of Africa: Histories, Collections & Reflections Keynote

7:00 – 9:00pm

One of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, explores how Africa’s peoples prepare to deal with a hurricane of change. Binyavanga Wainaina is Kenya's best-known author, a journalist, and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing.

Location:  Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery, Level 1

Contact:  416.586.5797

Kevin Courrier Spins the Beatles - lectures with film clips

On February 11th, 1963, as part of their debut album Please Please Me the Beatles recorded There's a Place
This song laid the foundation for the utopian dream of the sixties. Within their dream, they also laid the seeds of a darker vision which emerged in the counter culture that the Beatles music helped create. 
Examine how the Beatles' music created both dreams and nightmares in their pursuit of an artificial paradise, 'Nowhere Land', built on the principles of pleasure and fulfillment. 

Enjoy Summer. Dive into French.


Alliance Française Toronto has been a long time French class provider for Adults and Kids all year long. Our team of experienced and qualified instructors, and our modern and innovative teaching methods ensure that every student receives the finest French instruction at one of 5 campuses in the GTA: Spadina, Mississauga, Markham, North York and Oakville.

Revitalization of Public Housing: Challenges and Celebrations in Toronto and Japan

A talk by Prof. Sayaka Fujii, Tsukuba University
Introduced by Prof. André Sorensen, University of Toronto

Since 2005, there has been a large-scale revitalization project underway in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood. Both criticized and celebrated, the revitalization project has faced questions such as: how can we revitalize rather than gentrify the area, how do we relocate residents during construction but not cut them off from their support networks, and how do we increase the neighbourhood’s livability?


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